ABC of Pushtimarg
 
Mahaprabhu Shree Vallabhacharya
 
 
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D for Das-Bhaav
 
The sense of belongingness is very essential in Pushtibhakti. While obtaining Brhamasambandha, the devotee pledges to be a servant of Lord Shri Krishna. It is not just a verbal consent but the devotee from then on cultivates a sense of being His Das (servant), for the rest of his life.

D is also for Deenta bhaav or the sense of helplessness in front of the Lord. When one surrenders oneself unconditionally to Him, one gives up totally to Him. This is very important because until you do not have the sense of helplessness, you cannot have the sense of dependency on the Lord. One should understand that in this world nothing could take place without the Lord's consent. Jeeva, or the Soul on its own is incapable of doing anything without the will of God. Therefore we are helpless and can act only when God so wishes. When one becomes aware of one's helplessness, can one cultivate "Das Bhavna".

"Deenta" & " Das-Bhavana" together alone can help one in attaining the highest reward in Pushtimarg. The sense of false pride is always an obstruction in the path of Bhakti . The sense of "ME" and "MINE" (Ahamta and Mamata) are always an obstruction. Therefore Shri Vallabhacharya preaches to cultivate the sense of belongingness. In front of the Lord, He always bows down and preaches as seen in many of his works which start with words like " Namami ", "Natva-Harim", " Namaskritya Harim" and so on which all mean bowing down to the Lord. All this proves that Das-Bhavana is very important in the path of Bhakti. As it is, the Jeeva is capable of doing nothing else but bow his head down at the lotus feet of the Lord.